association h2n (h2n) is a mozambican non-governmental organization that offers innovative programs to expand community-based communication; works to disseminate effective messages for the promotion of public health; endeavors to promote gender equality; encourages youth engagement; facilitates civic participation; and supports early childhood development. h2n also works to improve health reporting in the media, promote inclusive media and aid the adoption and use of audiovisual tools and digital communication technologies.

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h2n and Midia Lab work with OSISA to improve information flow related to IDP

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h2n and Midia Lab work with OSISA to improve information flow related to IDP

With a new agreement that was signed with OSISA this morning, h2n and Midia Lab, two local organizations working closely together, will work to increase attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Cabo Delgado through the production of a series of video documentaries and several other mechanisms. Recent estimates suggest that more than 400,000 people are now internally displaced in the province, many of whom live in crowded conditions in Pemba or in camps in neighboring districts.

The project will also promote and protect women’s rights in the context of the increased vulnerability to sexual violence and other human rights abuses arising from the internal displacement. “The displaced are far from their homes and only have a few personal items, and they receive limited support,” explains Mana Clara Sadia, an h2n manager based in Cabo Delgado. In Pemba, thousands of people still arrive by boat daily and mostly end up in temporary and over-crowded conditions. “We will be focusing specifically on GBV and other rights violations and also make sure that relevant information is reaching the general public and decision-makers,” says Sadia.

The project will also support the adaption and translation of Covid-19 information targeting the IDP population, most of whom do not have Portuguese as their first language. h2n will align the project with other efforts underway, so as to continue to both enhance the information flow related to the situation in the province and maintain a sharp focus on GBV and the increased risk of other rights abuses.

h2n works with community-based communication, produces television programs and videos, organizes youth centers and pursues a comprehensive gender equality agenda.

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